Will There Be A Future Need For Professional Photographers?

Posted on 4/2/2019 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

Young people (those in their 20s and 30s) interested in a career as a photographer should think hard about that decision. Yes, there will always be a demand for photographs, but will those who want photographs be willing to pay enough to make it a business for image creators?


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  • Macintosh Smith Posted Apr 6, 2019
    This is a really good article!

    I can remember back in the eighties while working for Authenticolor in Manhattan as a Darkroom Technician we received the first computer rendered photograph. It was imaged to an 8x10 transparency film, which we processed and made prints from. The room full of techs scoffed when told that this would be the future of photo technology. Now look at us! I’ve also read the F-Stoppers article on CGI as well. I do recall seeing a few of those CGI fashion images posted on Facebook too. I can certainly see how CGI could cut the cost of producing exotic, remote location fashion photo images. So for fashion photographers, learning CGI is definitely a game changer. CGI is an awesome tool for rendering images that will support a theme or story.

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